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Forum: General Interest 04-26-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By romantic comedy
Great to hear. Great engine!!

Great to hear. Great engine!!
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-15-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By romantic comedy
I think once you figure it out it will be fine....

I think once you figure it out it will be fine. You will have to keep your eye on it when running and adjust it for best performance.
Forum: Troubleshooting 04-13-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,179
Posted By romantic comedy
with the fresh water cooling, as you have, I run...

with the fresh water cooling, as you have, I run mine at 180 degrees steady. Occasionally it will rise up to 190 which is still fine. I use the original late model thermostat and it maintains temp.
...
Forum: General Interest 04-13-2021, 01:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,604
Posted By romantic comedy
That does not sound very far. Many Atomic Fours...

That does not sound very far. Many Atomic Fours have done the ICW running from dawn to dusk for weeks.
I did it with no problems with the engine.
The longest single run has been 150 miles non stop.
Forum: Polls 02-20-2021, 01:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,829
Posted By romantic comedy
My claim to fame is that I bought the first tach...

My claim to fame is that I bought the first tach that Moyer sold.
Still going strong over 20 years later!
Forum: Overhaul 02-16-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 864
Posted By romantic comedy
If I understand this, you have a small piece of...

If I understand this, you have a small piece of broken stud at the bottom of the hole? Rather the trying to unscrew it all the way up , can you just screw it down and out into the water jacket?
Forum: Announcements 02-13-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 958
Posted By romantic comedy
Great video.

Great video.
Forum: Overhaul 02-03-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 33,736
Posted By romantic comedy
....and the Perseverance Award goes to...

....and the Perseverance Award goes to Johnathan!!

(I am wondering if there will be a climate event in SF now)
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-22-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,058
Posted By romantic comedy
That insulation I have pictured does not have...

That insulation I have pictured does not have foil backing. It is just woven fiberglass. (I think 2 inches wide) It stays together pretty well. After 10 years the exhaust failed and I made a new one....
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-21-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By romantic comedy
You did try the hit it with a hammer fix, right?

You did try the hit it with a hammer fix, right?
Forum: Troubleshooting 01-21-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,058
Posted By romantic comedy
This heat wrap works great for me. I use the...

This heat wrap works great for me.
I use the 1/8 stuff....
Forum: Announcements 01-14-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By romantic comedy
Great video Don!! All hail Don!

Great video Don!!

All hail Don!
Forum: Cooling System 01-12-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By romantic comedy
Back in the 70s we used to epoxy in the plugs on...

Back in the 70s we used to epoxy in the plugs on the auto to marine conversions.
Forum: General Interest 01-03-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By romantic comedy
water temp and oil pressure are on the aft end of...

water temp and oil pressure are on the aft end of the cabin and can be seen from anywhere in the cockpit. (on the firewall)

Tach and ammeter are in the cabin.
Forum: Electrical 12-23-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By romantic comedy
Thanks for the correction Al. That makes more...

Thanks for the correction Al. That makes more sense then it being a timer.
Forum: Electrical 12-23-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By romantic comedy
I have the same thing laying around. It is an...

I have the same thing laying around. It is an Auto Mac.
I never used the one I inherited. You run the engine and turn the knob to full field the alternator. The knob is a timer and stops the full...
Forum: Electrical 12-18-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By romantic comedy
It has worked well. My engine is rigid mounted so...

It has worked well. My engine is rigid mounted so there is minimal flex there. Hard to say how much the hull flexes but I have had no issues. The belt wears minimally. I was a bit concerned about the...
Forum: Electrical 12-16-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By romantic comedy
About 22 years ago I bought a 100 amp Blamer...

About 22 years ago I bought a 100 amp Blamer alternator. I mounted it on a bulkhead driven off the crank. This position is "reverse rotation". Balmer sold me an omni directional fan. They included a...
Forum: Announcements 11-25-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By romantic comedy
Are the valve seats cut right into the block or...

Are the valve seats cut right into the block or are they added into the block? I was of the impression that the valve seats are replaceable. (not that it is an easy job)
Forum: General Maintenance 10-29-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,996
Posted By romantic comedy
Maybe you could add some oil to the cylinder. If...

Maybe you could add some oil to the cylinder. If it is water they wont mix and you should be able to tell. Maybe there is something better to add?
Forum: General Interest 10-12-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,741
Posted By romantic comedy
I would take the crank out and you have access to...

I would take the crank out and you have access to both sides of the pistons. Who knows what you will find at the crank.....
Forum: Fuel System 10-09-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,186
Posted By romantic comedy
A fun project would be to fabricate a manual fuel...

A fun project would be to fabricate a manual fuel shut off valve that is operated by a bowden/choke cable from the cockpit. It might not be too hard to do. Probably one can be found with google.
Forum: Fuel System 10-07-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,186
Posted By romantic comedy
It would make the most sense to fix the leak. If...

It would make the most sense to fix the leak. If it is the carb or some other thing.
Forum: Reversing Gear 09-24-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By romantic comedy
I adjusted the nut a notch or two or three, not...

I adjusted the nut a notch or two or three, not sure. Started it and had no forward. It was pretty funny. I ran it in gear, without the trans cover, and I could hold the shaft with my hand.

I...
Forum: Reversing Gear 09-22-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,175
Posted By romantic comedy
Dave, I cant get the pawls to ride in the groove....

Dave, I cant get the pawls to ride in the groove. I have the cable unhooked but have great access to the shift lever. I just opened it today so have not tried the adjustment yet.
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